Mayumi Ikegami

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Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) have been reported to be involved in various inflammatory disorders. Previous studies revealed that MMP-2 and MMP-9 might play important roles in the breakdown of the blood-brain barrier (BBB) in the central nervous system (CNS) of patients with HTLV-I-associated myelopathy (HAM)/tropical spastic paraparesis (TSP).(More)
We report the case of a patient with bilateral blephaloptosis associated with a recurrence of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) in the midbrain. A 70-year-old man experienced acute onset bilateral blephaloptosis; the other ocular movements, except for medial rectus muscle in the right eye, were not impaired. Pupils were isocoric and light reflexes were(More)
The effects of continuous shaking after birth were examined on the sensitivity of neuromuscular transmission to d-tubocurarine (dTc) and neomycin (NMC) in various nerve-muscle preparations from male mice of the ddY strain. Newborn mice were subjected to continuous reciprocal shaking with an amplitude of 2.5 cm at a frequency of 2 cycles per second until(More)
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